Broadside, "Es geht ums Leben," [October, 1918?].

Broadside, circa October 1918: "Es geht ums Leben." No author identified. Makes reference to the speech of prime minister Clemenceau before the French Senate on 17 September [1918], and an editorial of the Swiss newspaper  Berner Tagblatt criticizing American president Wilson for his stance in tentative armistice negotiations with Germany. Judging from last four paragraphs (verso) text is addressed to German soldiers ("So kann jetzt kein deutscher Soldat mehr im Zweifel sein ...."; "... du, deutscher Feldgrauer!"; "... du, deutscher Krieger ...."). No imprint. 1 leaf, printed both sides (31.7 x 23.5 cm.).  From the Finding aid prepared by Violet Lutz.

Automated translation. ["It comes to life." . . . (For now no German soldier longer be in doubt .... ";" ... you, German Field Grey! ";" ... You, German warrior .... ")]

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Language: German
Published: 1918
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